The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday

On TV this Wednesday: One Tree Hill uncorks your waterworks, a new NBC comedy invites you to get Bent, CSI is touched by an Angel and more. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm One Tree Hill (The CW) | When the search for Nathan becomes increasingly dangerous, Dan’s life hangs in the balance. TVLine’s Meg Masters gives tonight’s episode “10 Kleenexes (out of 10) if you’re a longtime fan of the series, 8 if you joined post-time jump… and zero if you’re as heartless as Dan Scott once was.”

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The Top 10 perform. Unless, that is, they find a way to bring back Jermaine and kick him off a third time.

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9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | As the BAU searches for a kidnapper of young boys, Morgan, reaching into his own scarred past, tries to bond with one found child.

9 pm Bent (NBC) | I wasn’t expecting much when I popped the pilot for this new comedy into my DVD player on a flight to L.A., but next thing I knew I had merrily plowed through four episodes. Charming, addictive, well-cast and at times very funny, it stars Amanda Peet (Studio 60) as a recently divorced mom and David Walton (Perfect Couples) is the charming cad of a contractor hired to fix up her house. Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) co-star. Modern Family is in repeat mode for three weeks, so definitely worth a look. (A second episode follows at 9:30.)

9:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | When Dave is bullied at the gym (by guest star Bobby Moynihan of Saturday Night Live), former bully Alex coaches him on how to fight back; advice from Penny results in an all-new, suddenly chill Jane.

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10 pm CSI (CBS) | The team is called in to investigate a robbery-homicide at an “Alice In Wonderland”-themed wedding (watch a sneak peek); when Hodges’ mother (played by Charlie’s Angels alum Jaclyn Smith) comes to town, he tries to pass Morgan off as his girlfriend.

10 pm Psych (USA Network) | When the founder of an at-risk youth program is shot, Shawn, Gus and a few members of Gus’ college a cappella group investigate to find the culprit. Mekhi Phifer (Lie to Me) and Jaleel White (Dancing With the Urkel!) guest-star.

10 pm Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC) | What, just the name of this newsmag almost made you zzzz? What if I told you to watch for a segment on AMC’s returning Mad Men? That’s right, pretty people alert!

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